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Official Texas County and City Sites

  • Capital: Austin
  • Population: 20,851,820
  • Governor: Rick Perry (R, to January 2007)
  • Entered the Union: Dec. 29, 1845
  • As the: 28th state
  • Motto: Friendship
  • Nickname: Lone Star State
  • Flower: Bluebonnet
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Song: Texas, Our Texas
  • Sports Teams: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers (Baseball); Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, (Basketball); Houston Comets (Women's Basketball) Dallas Cowboys (Football); Dallas Stars (Hockey).
  • Origin of Name: From a Native American word meaning friends
  • Top 3 Industries: Trade, Real Estate, and Oil and Gas
  • Historical Sites: The Alamo in San Antonio
  • Points of Interest: Gulf Coast resort area, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, State capital in Austin, and the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.
  • Bordering States: Texas borders New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

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